OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable documents the events that connected the first women’s rights convention of 1848 in Seneca Falls to the passage of suffrage from women in New York State in 1920 in an extended hour-long special edition of the Our Finger Lakes History Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. . more

New York State Thruway preps for winter with new weather stations, GPS on plows

The New York State Thruway Authority is gearing up for winter, outfitting all of its plows with GPS devices and erecting a dozen real-time weather stations. The installation of GPS units on the plows will "not only provide improved real-time reporting of conditions, it will enhance our response to keep roads driveable and ensure motorists are kept safe," said authority... more

Penn Yan pays fine for spill

The village board will pay a $5,000 fine to the Department of Environmental Conservation and take steps to prevent future spills of effluent from the sewage treatment plant. But if Penn Yan does not comply with the order issued after a summer spill of sludge that entered the Keuka Lake Outlet, the village could be on the hook for another... more

Ontario County takes over craft beverage trail promotion

The Ontario County Tourism Bureau is now in charge of promoting the new Rochester Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail. The bureau has taken over the trail promotion after the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail experienced some problems. The trail has expanded to include 17 craft beverage makers, including breweries, cideries and distilleries in the Monroe, Ontario and Wayne county areas. The... more

Contraband cigarettes, tobacco seized in Seneca County

A Massachusetts man is facing felony charges after state police and the state Department of Taxation and Finance seized hundreds of contraband tobacco products, according to a press release on Thursday. Following a traffic stop by state police, Yasin Khan, of 356 Park St., West Springfield, Mass. was allegedly found possessing 210 cartons of contraband cigarettes and 208 pounds of... more

Calling hours for Middlesex woman set; DA says will likely not be ruled homicide

Monica Zello’s death will likely not be ruled a homicide. That was the signal from Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo on Wednesday, according to the Canandaigua Messenger. “There is no basis to conclude that foul play was involved, but the matter remains under investigation,” the outgoing District Attorney told the newspaper. While State Police say they are not ruling... more

Bristol Harbour Village taking South Bristol to court

The homeowners’ association for Bristol Harbour Village is moving forward with its legal challenge against the South Bristol Town Board that approved a 64 percent increase in homeowners’ sewer rates. Attorney Mark Moretti with PhillipsLytle LLP, who represents Bristol Harbour Village Association (BHVA), said Wednesday documentation and other details are being gathering in preparation for the Article 78 court action.... more

FLX WEEKLY: December arrives, holiday season in full-swing (podcast)

We usher in the final month of 2017 this weekend and the holiday season is now in full swing across the Finger Lakes. Find out what holiday events are taking place around the region, see if we can expect any snow this weekend and get the full local sports outlook for the first weekend in December. Also, discuss the top... more

Auburn woman admits selling heroin, fentanyl that caused near-fatal overdose

An Auburn woman said she sold a man heroin, fentanyl patches and Adderall last year to earn the money and drugs to support her own addiction. Christina M. Deuel, 40, of 7305 State St. Road, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony. Deuel was initially charged with attempted third-degree... more

Helming, Morelle introduce legislation banning kratom from minors

Senator Pam Helming and Assemblyman Majority Leader Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation that will prohibit individuals under the age of 18 from purchasing, possessing, or using any products containing kratom. The bill would amend the public health law to define and regulate kratom as well as direct the New York State Department of Health to conduct a study... more

Feds charge Syracuse man with threatening to kill Rep. John Katko

A Syracuse man is facing federal charges after allegedly calling U.S. Rep. John Katko's office and threatening to kill the congressman and his family. Patrick D. Angelo, 28, has been charged with interstate communication of a threat and threatening a federal official. He appeared in federal court Wednesday and is being held pending a detention hearing Friday. The charges stem... more

State Police: Steuben County man sexually abused neighbor

A Steuben County man has been charged by State Police after allegedly subjecting his neighbor to unwanted sexual contact. Police say Shawn Horton has been charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse. He is accused of going to a neighbor’s house in Greenwood and subjecting a victim to unwanted sexual contact. He was order to reappear at a later date. more

Rochester Rhinos cancel 2018 season after missing goal

The Rochester Rhinos’ 2018 season will not happen after the team missed its financial goals, officials announced Thursday. Earlier this month, Rhinos leaders announced the team would need to raise $1.3 million to make the 2018 season happen. Thursday was the deadline to raise that money, but in a statement, the team announced it would take a one-year hiatus. The... more

Yates County Chamber of Commerce names Jessica Bacher new CEO

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce announced Nov. 28 that Jessica Bacher of Penn Yan has been named the new President and CEO of the Chamber. Bacher will take over the position Monday, Dec. 4. “I am honored and humbled to have been selected to lead as President and CEO. The Yates County Chamber of Commerce is vital to our... more

BID: Who won the Auburn Holiday Parade’s float contest?

Auburns holiday festivities were brighter and more festive this year with the help of so many. Weeks of preparation paid off, with many to thank. I would like to thank Mayor Michael Quill, City Councilors Debby McCormick, Terry Cuddy, Dia Carabajal and Jimmy Giannettino, City Manager Jeff Dygert and City Clerk Chuck Mason for their enthusiasm, dedication and support for... more

Kolb applauds tax exemption for local breweries

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) applauded the governor’s signing of a new tax exemption for licensed breweries, farm breweries, cider producers, farm cideries, distilleries and farm distilleries. Leader Kolb first introduced the bill in January of 2016 after meeting with George Adams, owner and head brewer at Gael Brewing Company in Geneva. During that meeting, they discussed the... more
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